Virginia Pine Sites with 110 Footers

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bbeduhn
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Virginia Pine Sites with 110 Footers

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:02 am

I'm keeping track of sites with Virginia pine topping 110'. If anyone has additional sites or additional trees at these sites, please add them.

Greensboro, NC
Guilford Courthouse
along paved road 111.0' 115.9'
along paved trail potential 120'

Asheville, NC
Mountains-to-Sea Trail
between BRP HQ and Swannannoa River 112.1'

Gorges State Park, NC
near Frozen Creek access 114.0'
Rock Creek/Foothills Trail 110.3' 120.6'(Blozan)
Toxaway River/Foothills Trail 110.2' 111.9' 112.1' 118.6' 119.2' 120.5'

Chattooga River, SC
picnic area, ~2 mi from river 110' 114'

Jocassee Gorges, SC
Laurel Fork Heritage and just west of 110.9' 113.6' 113.7' 113.9' 124.6'

Whitewater River, SC
just south of NC border 110.4' 118.1'

Clayton, GA
Warwoman Road 122.3' (Blozan, Riddle)

Unicoi Turnpike, GA
Spoilcane Creek tributary 111.2' (Riddle)

The Warwoman VA pine still holds the official record. Looking back at my notes, I'm confident that the Laurel Fork was measured accurately but haven't been back to make certain and get photos.
Brian

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Re: Virginia Pine Sites with 110 Footers

Post by Will Blozan » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:52 pm

Brian,

There is a 114+ at the WNC Nature Center and 111+ at the NC Arboretum. I measured four over 114' in GA this past weekend but am not sure of the creek name. I'll look it up and let you know.

There was a 114' tree near Sylva but it was cut down...

Will

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Re: Virginia Pine Sites with 110 Footers

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:12 pm

Will,
I remember you pointing out the Sylva location. I got a lower figure at the Arboretum...I think about 107', and remeasured a little lower so it may no longer top 110' We'll check out the Nature Center at leaf off. You also found a few at the Kellogg Center which I missed due to the dazzling effects of the superlative pitch pines there. Georgia likely has quite a few more superlative VA sites (4 over 114', excellent!). 110' is becoming more common (or at least more noticed)for the species.
Brian

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